Jack of Fables

 JAOF   (Vertigo, 2006-2011)

™ and © 2006 DC Comics, Inc.

If you think you don’t know Jack—you’d be wrong. Jack Horner, from “Jack and the Beanstalk” and other fairy tales, has often appeared in the award-winning Fables comic book and has now been evicted from the Fables’ community.

With Willingham writing, it’s to be hoped that the Fables magic will continue. But the question remains as to how well a secondary character from an ensemble series can fare going solo. The first issue does answer one part of that question: This won’t be a book about a solitary Fable.

Abducted from the highway by a lovely young woman and her mysterious Bagmen, Jack finds himself a prisoner in a secret community where numerous other Fables are imprisoned. If they are kept there long enough, the world of the mundane readers forgets about them, and they become mundys themselves.

And, just when you think that the occasional violence is the only thing keeping this book in the “older reader” realm of Vertigo (Spoiler Warning!), there’s the closing splash page with Goldilocks as you’ve never seen her before!

— Michael Tierney

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#1

Date: 9/1/2006
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 Bill Willingham, Matthew SturgesTony Akins

#1 (2nd printing)

Date: 8/1/2010
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 Bill Willingham, Matthew SturgesTony Akins

#2

Date: 10/1/2006
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 Bill Willingham, Matthew SturgesTony Akins

#3

Date: 11/1/2006
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 Bill Willingham, Matthew SturgesTony Akins

#4

Date: 12/1/2006
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 Bill Willingham, Matthew SturgesTony Akins

#5

Date: 1/1/2007
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 Bill Willingham, Matthew SturgesTony Akins

#6

Date: 2/1/2007
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Jack FrostBill Willingham, Matthew SturgesSteve Leialoha

#7

Date: 3/1/2007
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 Bill Willingham, Matthew SturgesTony Akins

#8

Date: 4/1/2007
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 Bill Willingham, Matthew SturgesTony Akins

#9

Date: 5/1/2007
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 Bill Willingham, Matthew SturgesTony Akins

#10

Date: 6/1/2007
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 Bill Willingham, Matthew SturgesTony Akins, Andrew Pepoy

#11

Date: 7/1/2007
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Snow Queen; Jack FrostBill Willingham, Matthew SturgesSteve Leialoha

#12

Date: 8/1/2007
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 Bill Willingham, Matthew SturgesTony Akins

#13

Date: 9/1/2007
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 Bill Willingham, Matthew SturgesTony Akins, Russell Braun

#14

Date: 10/1/2007
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 Bill Willingham, Matthew SturgesTony Akins, Russell Braun

#15

Date: 11/1/2007
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Origin of Wicked JohnBill Willingham, Matthew SturgesTony Akins

#16

Date: 12/1/2007
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 Bill Willingham, Matthew SturgesAndrew Robinson

#17

Date: 1/1/2008
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 Bill Willingham, Matthew SturgesRussell Braun

#18

Date: 2/1/2008
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#19

Date: 3/1/2008
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#20

Date: 4/1/2008
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#21

Date: 5/1/2008
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 Bill Willingham, Matthew SturgesTony Akins

#22

Date: 6/1/2008
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 Bill Willingham, Matthew SturgesTony Akins

#23

Date: 7/1/2008
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 Bill Willingham, Matthew SturgesTony Akins

#24

Date: 8/1/2008
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 Bill Willingham, Matthew SturgesTony Akins, Russell Braun

#25

Date: 9/1/2008
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#26

Date: 10/1/2008
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#27

Date: 12/1/2008
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 Bill Willingham, Matthew SturgesRussell Braun

#28

Date: 1/1/2009
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 Bill Willingham, Matthew SturgesTony Atkins

#29

Date: 2/1/2009
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 Bill Willingham, Matthew SturgesTony Atkins

#30

Date: 3/1/2009
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 Bill Willingham, Matthew SturgesTony Atkins, Russell Braun

#31

Date: 4/1/2009
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 Bill Willingham, Matthew SturgesTony Atkins

#32

Date: 5/1/2009
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 Bill Willingham, Matthew SturgesTony Atkins

#33

Date: 6/1/2009
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Includes The Unwritten #1 previewBill Willingham, Matthew Sturges, Mike CareyRuss Brawn, Peter Gross

#34

Date: 7/1/2009
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#35

Date: 8/1/2009
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Continues in The Literals #3Bill Willingham, Matthew SturgesRussell Braun

#36

Date: 9/1/2009
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 Chris RobersonTony Akins

#37

Date: 10/1/2009
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 Bill Willingham, Matthew SturgesRussell Braun

#38

Date: 11/1/2009
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#39

Date: 12/1/2009
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#40

Date: 1/1/2010
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#41

Date: 2/1/2010
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 Bill Willingham, Matthew SturgesTony Akins

#42

Date: 3/1/2010
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 Bill Willingham, Matthew SturgesTony Akins

#43

Date: 4/1/2010
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Preview of The Bronx KillBill Willingham, Matthew Sturges, Peter MilliganTony Akins, Jim Fern, James Romberger

#44

Date: 5/1/2010
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 Matthew Sturges, B. WillinghamTony Akins, Andrew Pepoy

#45

Date: 6/1/2010
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 Matthew Sturges, Brian WillinghamTony Akins

#46

Date: 8/1/2010
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 Bill Willingham, Matt SturgesTony Akins

#47

Date: 10/1/2010
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 Matt Sturges, Bill WillinghamTony Akins

#48

Date: 12/1/2010
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 Matt Sturges, Bill WillinghamTony Akins

#49

Date: 2/1/2011
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 Matthew Sturges, Bill WillinghamTony Akins

#50

Date: 4/1/2011
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Final IssueBill Willingham, Matthew SturgesTony Akins, Russell Braun

Book #1

Date: 2/28/2007
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Collects Jack of Fables #1-5; Includes Tony Akins character designsBill Willingham, Matthew SturgesTony Akins

Book #2

Date: 12/1/2007
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Collects Jack of Fables #6–11Bill Willingham, Matthew SturgesTony Akins, Steve Leialoha, Andrew Pepoy

Book #3

Date: 6/1/2008
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Collects Jack of Fables #12-16Bill Willingham, Matthew SturgesTony Akins, Russell Braun, Andrew Robinson

Book #4

Date: 12/1/2008
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Collects Jack of Fables #17-21Bill Willingham, Matthew SturgesRussell Braun, Tony Akins

Book #5

Date: 3/1/2009
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Reprints Jack of Fables #22-27; Turning pagesBill Willingham, Matthew SturgesTony Atkins, Russell Braun

Book #6

Date: 11/1/2009
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Collects Jack of Fables #28-32Bill Willingham, Matthew SturgesTony Atkins, Russell Braun

Book #7

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Collects Jack of Fables #36-40; ca. 2010Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges, Chris RobersonTony Akins, Russell Braun

Book #8

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Collects Jack of Fables #41-45; ca. 2011Bill Willingham, Matthew SturgesTony Akins, Andrew Pepoy

Book #9

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Collects Jack of Fables #46-50; ca. 2011Bill Willingham, Matt SturgesTony Akins, Andrew Pepoy